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Solo strings for jazz?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by ba$$88, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. ba$$88

    ba$$88 Guest

    Jun 13, 2004
    Hi all. I have solo strings on my jazz bass right now because i don't want to spend all that money on a new set of strings. Are the solo gauges ok for jazz?
  2. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    I think that's a pretty broad question, but the quick answer is: if they sound good, and are pizz-able, then yeah. There are probably other choices that are better, and trying them out involves spending some money, because any given string will sound different on a variety of basses. We've all been trying to find a way around that issue for years. :smug:

    It really is in the hands.
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I'm on my 3rd set of Thomastik Solos in a row now. They get you a lighter, smoother sound than heavier strings, particularly if you dig in too hard, but I like them.